Turn Around the Pounds

the most backwards charity walk you will ever see

Not happy with all the obese children? Turn that frown upside down and lets walk backwards through the town! Come walk in the Turn around the Pounds Charity Walk to help raise money to help make the future a healthier place. All funds will go into helping create a healthier living environment for the youth and adolescents. Things such as creating fun places for them to get their exercise and making sure they get there proper nutrients.

In the past 30 years the percentage of children with obesity has risen from 7% to 18% in the group of children from ages 6-11. Likewise children in the 12-19 years age group have risen from 5% in 1980 to 18% in 2010. If this isn’t solved then those children will grow into adulthood with high risk for diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis, and several types of cancer. But it won’t just affect them as adults, it will also have effects now, such as sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and social/psychological problems like poor self-esteem.

According to livestrong.com there are Health Benefits that come with walking backwards, it puts less stress on areas like the hips and knees, which helps with people recovering from injury, and it is believed that it also helps to burn more calories than if you were to walk forwards.